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Ectophoma multirostrata

Ectophoma multirostrata (P.N. Mathur, S.K. Menon & Thirum.) Valenz. -Lopez, Cano, Crous, Guarro & Stchigel, in Valenzuela-Lopez et al., Stud. Mycol. 90: 34 (2017).

Sphaeronaema multirostratum P.N. Mathur, S.K. Menon & Thirum., in Mathur & Thirumalachar, Sydowia 13(1-6): 146 (1959).

           Index Fungorum number: IF 819953; Facesoffungi number: FoF 03699, Fig. 1

Description: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017).

Material considered: see Valenzuela-Lopez et al. (2017).

Fig. 1 Ectophoma multirostrata (CBS 274.60; re-drawn from Valenzuela-Lopez et al. 2017). a Colony. b Appearance of pycnidia in culture. c Squash mount of pycnidia. d Conidiogenous cells. e Conidia. Scale bars: b = 200 μm, c = 50 μm, d = 5 μm, e = 10 μm.

Importance and distribution

Ectophoma comprises four species known on six families, Apocynaceae, Asparagaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, Oleaceae, Rubiaceae. Ectophoma is reported from Asia (India, Iran) and Europe (France, Netherlands).




Aveskamp MM, de Gruyter J, Woudenberg JHC, Verkley GJM, Crous PW. 2010 – Highlights of the Didymellaceae: a polyphasic approach to characterise Phoma and related pleosporalean genera. Studies in Mycology 65, 1–60.

Valenzuela-Lopez N, Cano-Lira JF, Guarro J, Sutton DA et al. 2018 – Coelomycetous Dothideomycetes with emphasis on the families Cucurbitariaceae and Didymellaceae. Studies in Mycology 90, 1–69.



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